Campa

noun Cam·pa \ ˈkämpə \

Definition of Campa

plural Campa or Campas
1 a : an Arawakan people of the upper valley of the Ucayali river in eastern Peru
b : a member of such people
2 : the language of the Campa people

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Origin and Etymology of campa

Spanish, probably of American Indian origin


-campa

noun combining form -cam·pa \ ˈkampə , -ˈaa- , -ˈai- \

Definition of -campa

: caterpillar in generic names of insects
  • Lasiocampa
  • Taeniocampa

Origin and Etymology of -campa

New Latin, from Greek kampē; probably akin to Greek kampē bend, turning


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